Edgewood Addictions Treatment Centre

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab



Number of Beds: 80
Detox Available: Yes


Last Year’s Admissions:

Total Annual Admits: 550
Average Length of Stay 55 days
Percent of Women 35%
Percent under age 25 20%
Percent with College Education: Data Not Supplied
Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 50%

Admissions Procedures:

Night Admission Available: Yes
Weekend Admission available: Yes
Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No



Facility has separate program for:

  • Codependency
  • Extended Care
  • Family
  • Relapse

Facility has special track for:

  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Uniformed Services

Facility has group sessions for:

  • Men
  • Women



Self-pay Cost: $300 per day
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: In Some Areas



Licensed by: Community Care Facility Act
Type of License: Adult Residential Facility
Accredited by: CARF


Self Description:

“Edgewood’s individualized treatment is based on a biopsychosocial model consisting of group therapy, lectures, individual counseling, psychological evaluation, peer & self assessments as well as conferences with family & referral sources.”

Treatment Philosophy:

“At Edgewood we understand that addiction is an illness – predictable and treatable. People don’t chose to become illwhich is why patients at Edgewood are treated wtih respect and dignity.”

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

“Recognizing that psychiatric disorders play a significant role in addiction disorder, Edgewood’s Director of Psychiatric Services, and the clinical team assess and diagnose the individual’s needs providing biological intervention when needed.”

Family Program:

“For those who have come to know that there must be more to life than pain, frustration, guilt, fear, and anger, Edgewood offers INSITE, an intensive 6 day therapeutic process for those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction.”

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

“Fundamentals of the 12 Steps are incorporated throughout our program.”

Position on Confrontation:

“We firmly believe in confronting denial and other negative psychological symptoms of the disease.”

Additional Characteristics:

“Open-ended treatment: patients stay as long as necessary; Woodside, our comprehensive extended care program; free family educaiton seminars.”

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 2121 Boxwood Rd.
Nanaimo, B.C. V9S4L2